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CLASSROOM IN A BOOK
Diego L. Rodrguez
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2 INSTRUCTOR NOTES
Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release)
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Book:ISBN-13: 978-0-13-430811-1ISBN-10: 0-13-430811-5
Instructor Notes:ISBN-13: 978-0-13-430680-3ISBN-10: 0-13-430680-5
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Getting StartedThe Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) course presents students with tips, techniques, and solutions for using the Adobe Illustrator CC software. The Instructor Notes are intended to complement the information in the Lessons. The information presented here is organized to follow the sequence of instruction in each lesson.
About the workbookIt is recommended that each student in the class have an individual copy of the Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release). Students will use this book as you lead them through projects. Additionally, the book can be used as a self-paced tutorial. There are separate lesson files that are available to those who purchase the book as well, and those are separate from the lesson files supplied with these instructor notes. Purchasers will find instructions for accessing the lesson files in the Getting Started section of the book, in Accessing the Classroom in a Book files
Web EditionThis book comes with a free Web Edition that enhances the instructional value of the book itself and can be accessed from any device with a connection to the Internet. The Web Edition contains the complete text of the book, plus hours of instructional video keyed to the text and interactive quizzes. In addition, the Web Edition will be updated when Adobe adds significant feature updates between major Creative Cloud releases. See the Web Edition section in the books Getting Started section for more information.
Course strategyIf youre teaching a 12-session class, you can teach approximately one lesson of this book per class. The book contains 15 lessons (plus the Quick Tour lesson), some of which may take a while to complete. If you are teaching a 10-session class, you may want to combine some of the lessons into a single class. For example:
1 Lessons 2, 3, 4, and 5 are focused on different aspects of creating and editing shapes and other content.
2 Lessons 7 and 10 are both focused on working with different aspects of color.
4 INSTRUCTOR NOTES
We recommend that, at an absolute minimum, you teach Lessons 1 through 9 along with 12 (Lessons 1011 and 1315 cover more special-purpose features). The majority of the basic Adobe Illustrator features and the Illustrator work environment are covered in these lessons. However, completing all the lessons makes a far superior introduction. Before beginning a lesson, encourage students to browse through it, and read any sidebars.
Note: Make sure that all Notes found in the text and in the sidebar are read! They can contain helpful, even problem-solving information.
Enhanced/new featuresBelow is a short list of the new and improved features in Illustrator CC and where they are covered in the book.
1 In Lesson 1, pages 4748 I introduce zooming using animated zoom. This is a feature of GPU Performance. See the sidebar on page 48 entitled GPU Performance. If the machines students are working on do not support GPU Acceleration, the animated zoom found in step 6 on page 48 will not work. Instead, a marquee will be drawn that becomes the zoom area. On page 56, in the sidebar entitled Data Recovery, youll see that Illustrator now recovers applicable documents if a crash occurs.
2 In Lesson 1, on page 54 in Lesson 1, I mention that on Mac all the workspace elements are grouped in a single, integrated window that lets you treat the application as a single unit. This is called the Application Frame (Window > Application Frame) and is now on by default on Mac.
3 In Lesson 2, is the first occurrence of smart guides. The Smart Guides are now magenta in color by default. In previous versions of Illustrator, the Smart Guides were aqua in color.
4 In Lesson 3, on page 85, step 9, I introduce a new feature in Smart Guidesequivalent gaps. Throughout lesson 3, we discuss a series of new features related to live shapes including transformation options.
5 In Lesson 3, on pages 9497, I introduce the Shaper tool.
6 In Lesson 13, pages 370371, students will learn about the new feature called Dynamic symbols.
7 In Lesson 13, pages 378383, there is a new section on working with Creative Cloud Libraries.
8 In Lesson 15, starting on page 446, students will learn about the new SVG export functionality.
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Managing student projectsOne way to simplify file storage and retrieval in classroom situations is to ask students to create a folder on their hard disks, name it [Students] Lessons (substituting the students actual name for Student), and then copy each project folder into the main Lessons folder. Having students keep all their working files in their own Lessons folder makes it easy for you to clean up files when a class is over.
This method for organizing folders is also discussed in the Getting Started section at the beginning of the book.
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